Portable tubes with shampoo, conditioner and bath gel will be replaced with bulk toiletries over Hyatt's 220,000-room global chain beginning in June 2021. The changes will affect Hyatt's ( H ) 900 hotels worldwide, which include 20 brands, including Park Hyatt, Hyatt Place and Andaz.
"Plastic pollution is a global issue, and we hope our efforts will motivate guests, customers and indeed ourselves to think more critically about our use of plastic," said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt, in a press release.
Hyatt also places greater emphasis on encouraging customers to use reusable water bottles by making bottled water available on request only and increasing the number of fresh water stations in the lobbies.
The initiative is part of the hotel chain's broader commitment to "reducing disposables and choosing environmentally preferred alternatives whenever possible," the company said. Hyatt removed plastic straws and beverage picks in September 2018. It is also part of the Clean the World program, which recycles and disinfects soap and gives it to needy communities.
Businesses are facing climate change disruptions and customers are increasingly demanding that products and services be environmentally friendly. Cost savings are another reason why hotels do this because they can spend less on replacing portable products.
Marriott ( MAR ) said in August that there were grueling personal toiletries from There are more than 1 million guest rooms from December 2020. The chain, which also owns Ritz-Carlton and W Hotels, said it expects to reduce plastic deposits by 30% annually.
IHG ( IHG ) said in July that guests staying in the 843,000 rooms of the global hotel chain will find large-format toiletries beginning in 2021.
Hilton  ( HLT ) having more than 950,000 rooms worldwide, similarly transfers from disposable to bulk toiletries by next year. The hotel chain also told CNN Business that it has a number of other environmental initiatives in place, including being part of the Clean the World soap program and improving energy efficiency.